Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Week

Lunch at Squeal on Oak, Phil's Grill, and Lucy's. Squeal was the best.

Dinner at Arnaud's. I had the quail. Totally worth it.

Found Brother's Three. Could become home away from home.

Shopped on Magazine - Aidan Gill is awesome, Vegas is unaffordable, Thomas Mann is perfect, Dirty Coast could use some help that was interested in helping customers. Their stuff is amazing and luckily sells itself.

Shopped at Louisiana Sports Shop (best salesman in town despite no Tulane stuff), Tyger Gifts (I went to Tulane, remember?), and Black and Gold Sports Shop (lots but expensive).

Saw Paul Sanchez (at d.b.a. and Carrollton Station), Prospect.1 (awesome), and Make it Right (even more awesome). I meet Chuck Taggart. Awesome guy and he should have been added to my blogroll long ago.

Finally got my Ycloskey High Tops from Dillyberto.

Continental Airlines gets a 0 out of 5 for delaying/canceling my flight and forcing me to drive to New Orleans with an 8 month old.

Kudos to the three grandmothers who took care of Baby George while I shopped, drank, and ate my way through another week in New Orleans.

Totally forgot (or ran out of time) to shop at Robert's for Sazerac Rye (thanks for the tip, Chuck!) and other necessities.

Got lots of books to read to George (and to my lovely wife) that explain the uniqueness of Louisiana and New Orleans.

Sure wish I had more time there.

Friday, December 19, 2008

News of the Freaks

A person in a town near here thought it would be cute to name his son Adolf.  That's always a little risky, but it's totally effed up to make his middle name Hitler.  But to make sure we didn't miss the point, he named his daughter Aryan Nation. 

I work at a school in New Jersey known for it diversity.  This is absolutely insane.  This parent should reported for child abuse twice.  I am embarrassed to live near this idiot.

Drawing a Blank

Kate and I agreed to take each other to dinner, but now that I am on the spot I can't think of somewhere to bring her.  I have a few ideas (Gautreauxs? Bayona?) but I am honestly out of ideas.  Where should we go out to eat that's special?

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I am it. I was tagged by A at gris-grits. And though I don't always play along, I thought this time it would be fun. So here we go:
  1. Link to the person who tagged you.

  2. Post the rules on your blog.

  3. Write six random things about yourself.

  4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.

  5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

  6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
6 random things about myself:

  1. I cried when I traded my 1993 Toyota 4x4 in for my Subaru Forester. My wife questioned my masculinity, but she stayed with me anyway.
  2. Every time George and I get the mail, we sing the song from Blues Clues (which I don't know how I know because he is my first child): Here comes the mail it never fails it makes me want to wag my tail! When it comes I want to wail! Mail!
  3. I have way too many shoes for a man. I have three pairs of running shoes, three pairs of brown dress shoes, two pairs of black dress shoes, 3 pairs of converse all stars, work boots, two pairs of waterproof winter boots, three pairs of tennis shoes, a pair of walking shoes, and a bunch of flipflops/sandals. My favorite pair of shoes are the ones I wore at my wedding - white and brown bluchers, but I don't get to wear them much.
  4. I hate wrapping presents. Hate it. I don't know if it's because I am bad at it that I hate it or I hate it because I am bad at it. Why can't you just give gifts to someone and say "I was thinking about you when I bought this" or "I hope you like this thing I bought for you" or "Here."
  5. I try very hard to do it, but I just can't figure out how to use my grade book. I keep pretty good records, but it never seems right. I need to take a class or something.
  6. My stomach hurts when I eat bananas and tomatoes.
So there you go. Random facts about me.

And now I have to tag 6 people. I don't know who to tag that hasn't already been tagged. But I can give it a shot later.

UPDATE: Here are my tags - Erin at Just Off Magazine, Mr. Clio at World Class New Orleans, pistolette, Professor Homan, A Little to the Left at the Head Pelican, and for shits and giggles, Offsides with Fletcher Mackel.